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Moscow - Rich in Russia, October 2003


Related Features THE STORY
Synopsis of "Rich in Russia"

HOW TO MAKE A BILLION DOLLARS
The Oligarchs

INTERVIEW WITH MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY
Money, Power and Politics

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK
Examining the Young and the Restless

FACTS & STATS
Government, Population, Economy

LINKS & RESOURCES
Life in Russia Today and the Transition to Capitalism

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Reporter's Notebook: Examining the Young and the Restless
New York Times reporter and FRONTLINE/World correspondent Sabrina Tavernise recently moved to New York City after six years in Russia as a journalist. Her politically astute reports from Moscow gave readers a sense of the texture of daily life during a time of intense political and economic upheaval. In partnership with The New York Times, FRONTLINE/World presents two stories by Tavernise -- one from Moscow, and one from an immigrant neighborhood in New York -- that offer a rare glimpse into the culture of young Russians.

"Russia's New Rich Are Living It Up, but Oligarchs' Children Wonder: How Long Will It Last?" (July 31, 2003)
The privileged, jet-setting children whose parents made fortunes after the collapse of the Soviet Union are "the new nobility" of Russia, enjoying servants, fancy cars and upscale nightlife. Still, says one, "You live with the constant feeling that everything could be taken away. ... Fathers are rich today and in jail tomorrow." Read more ...

"To Young, a Russian Enclave Is Too Much the Old Country" (October 8, 2003)
Brighton Beach has always seemed like a little piece of exotic, authentic Russia to New Yorkers. But new, younger immigrants from Moscow -- who grew up with malls, sushi bars and suburbs -- find the immigrant enclave hopelessly outdated. Read more ...

Interview With Sabrina Tavernise
Reporting in a country without the rule of law, social etiquette -- or lots of reliable sources. Sabrina Tavernise talks with FRONTLINE/World Web editor Sara Miles about her experience in Russia and the meaning of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's arrest for Russian politics.

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"Russia's New Rich Are Living It Up, but Oligarchs' Children Wonder: How Long Will It Last?" and "To Young, a Russian Enclave is Too Much the Old Country" originally published in The New York Times on July 31, 2003 and October 8, 2003, respectively. Copyright 2003 The New York Times. For more New York Times articles please visit www.nytimes.com.

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